Proton M Erected on Pad at Baikonur
Processing for the first Proton mission of this year proceeds as scheduled. A Proton is to orbit the 5000-kg Turkish TurkSat 4A satellite by mid-February.
Subject to the State Review Board’s decision, the Proton M/Breeze M/TurkSat 4A integrated launch vehicle (ILV) was rolled out of the Processing Facility to the Launch Complex earlier this morning.
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ILV was erected on the pad and Khrunichev in collaboration with other space-industry companies started the Countdown Day One operations.
Prior to roll-out the Proton spent several days at the Fueling Shed. The vehicle was moved to this station on February 09 (on the completion of ILV integration and tests at Integration-and-Test Facility 92A-50) for loading the Breeze M low-pressure tanks with propellants.
The upcoming launch is scheduled for February 15.
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Source : International Launch Services
Oct 8 - 9, 2015 - Washington, United States